U.N. says peace talks to start in Libya within next few days

February 2, 2015 8:16 PM

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Peace talks between Libya's warring factions and the two governments they back will start within days, a U.N. special envoy said on Monday, after efforts to bring together senior representatives from both sides in Geneva failed last month.

Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed revolt ousted Muammar Gaddafi nearly four years ago and its rival governments are kept in power by armed groups which Western powers fear are dragging the country into full-scale civil war.

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